Music ID - the essential, affordable, multidisciplinary music database for librarians, students and academics.


All the data you need, all in one place.


Trusted, complete, authenticated and licensed data sets that let you analyse, compare and contrast musical trends at the touch of a button.


Benefits for institutions and faculty:


  • Fresh research opportunities and new lines of academic inquiry

  • A Systems Theory approach with an integrated Sales Rankings and World Events timeline for a complete picture of the worldwide impact of music in social, political, and cultural contexts

  • Scholarly rigor in the humanities

  • Inspiration for new and inventive courses

  • Interdisciplinary

  • A powerful tool to attract new students looking for data-driven research opportunities

Benefits for students:


  • Quick access to unique and powerful Sales Rankings data

  • Easy export for assignments and reports

  • Real world commercial opportunities – communication and media (e.g. radio, TV, the printed press) arts and cultural administration (e.g. orchestras, music festivals and institutions), archives and libraries, publishing, the recording industry, music technology and organizations promoting national and international cultural collaboration​

  • Deep insights into the musical achievements of musicians, songwriters and composers across countries and cultures

Benefits For All


A platform as flexible as it is powerful now you can overcome the 'data smog' of the free internet with BIG research data that places you firmly at the leading edge of research.


Imagine how useful it would be to…


  • Analyse Spotify streaming counts worldwide across 74 countries

  • Identify trends over time, eg. How long singles remain in the rankings of charts

  • See the success of the top no. 1 track each year

  • Add items to a personal list (+ function) to create specific data sets

  • Arrange data by rankings, peak position, weeks in chart to identify trends.
    Export data sets for further analysis

  • Use alongside. R Studio, Tableau etc for Digital Humanities research

  • Track the rise and fall of music genres over time

  • Measure artist success and its impact on other artists, or across countries.

  • Compare longevity of successes of Albums and Artists.

  • Map cultural shifts in popular music.

  • Map trends in classical music

  • Identify changes in popularity of music in different countries.

  • Calculate how long it takes genres/artists to ‘move across the ocean’ and become mainstream outside the US.

  • Spot opportunities for labels to target marketing at specific countries Eg. the export of Beyonce from the US to the UK and Japan or the impact of Psy from Korea to other Asian and Western markets

  • Search for Artists, Albums, Singles or by date

  • Sort data by Artist, Writer, Label; First Charted Date; Most Recent Position; Peak Position; Weeks in Chart; Chart Type; Country

  • View Sales Rankings in relative or absolute relationships

  • View metadata for each graph point

  • Add data to a custom graph

  • Zoom into details of Sales Rankings

  • Advanced search and scholarly integration

  • Access relevant articles in major academic publications with embedded links

  • Listen to audio samples

  • Filter by country and data type

  • Superimpose any artist’s results on any other, around the world

  • Export spreadsheets of data and images of graphs

  • Store work in Research Folders


We’ll give you the data – you give it the meaning.

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